BOPSS Oxford 2023 – Thank you

Thank you to our hosts Jonathan Norris, Tristan McMullan and Manoj Parulekar for organising a marvellous meeting in Oxford. Thank you to all our speakers especially David Jordan and Dinesh Selva for sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with us.

BOPSS TED Trials Webinar

7 pm Monday 12 June on Zoom It has been a new dawn in bespoke medical therapies for thyroid eye disease since the FDA approval of Teprotumumab in the USA.BOPSS have assembled a panel of TED Trial Investigators and other experts who can share their experiences and perspectives, to encourage wider UK participation and increase patient access to these exciting new therapies in the blossoming trial landscape.More info here

Passing of Rick Anderson, 1945 to 2023

We are saddened to hear of the recent death of Rick Anderson, a true pioneer in the field of oculoplastics. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.  Dr. Anderson was an Iowan who received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 1967 and his MD from the University of Iowa in 1971. After completing a surgical internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, he did two fellowships in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...

Secretary and Treasurer election results

The next Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of BOPPS will be Katya Tambe (Nottingham) and Austin McCormick (Aintree) respectively. They will take up their posts following the AGM in Oxford 2023. Congratulations to both.Many thanks to Vickie Lee and Rebecca Ford who participated in the election process. 

BOPSS Presidential Election result

As the returning officer for the recent Presidential Elections it gives me great pleasure to announce that the next President of BOPSS will be Colin Vize. Colin takes up his post following the AGM in Oxford 2023.Many thanks to all who participated in the election process and congratulations to Colin.Miss Carole JonesReturning Officer BOPSS Immediate Past President

Submissions are open for RCOphth ‘Inspire’ Oculoplastics program

The new RCOphth ‘Inspire’ online learning platform is launching soon, and will provide education on all aspects of ophthalmology with free access to all RCOphth members. Oculoplastics is one of the core programs and submissions are now open for materials. We are looking for all types of materials, especially:Recorded presentations Surgical teaching videos Interesting cases Educational articles Quizzes and study questionsFind out more about the platform and how to submit at or contact the editorial team:Sonali Nagendran-...

2022 Meeting Prize Winners

Best e-poster 2022 Prize copy of Brian Leatherbarrow's "Oculoplastic Surgery 3rd ed.)Orbito-Zygomatic Osteoblastoma: Unusual lesion, Unusual location (number 320)Bhavna Sharma, University Hospital of WalesBest Video 2022 £250 PrizeDouble z plasty for medial canthal webbing secondary to herpes zoster ophthalmicus (number 211)Yarrow Scantling-Birch, Sussex Eye HospitalBest free paper 2022 £500 PrizeThe importance of identifying meibomian gland inversion in patients with floppy eyelid syndrome (number 108)Camille Yvon, Queen Victoria HospitalTedCT thyroid eye disease e-poster 2022 £150 PrizeCorrelation of Radiological Parameters with the clinical activity and severity classification of...

International Symposium on Wartime Ophthalmic Trauma

BOPSS is proud to provide partnership support to the first on-line International Symposium on Wartime Ophthalmic Trauma, organised by ASOPRS. The meeting is on May 7, 2022, with costs generously covered by ASOPRS. It will be a 2-hour session starting at 5pm CEST (8am PST / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST / IST 2030). The registration link is HERE and we encourage our members to join this inaugural meeting.

BOPSS 2022, Manchester. 15th – 17th June 2022

Save the date. BOPSS face to face in Manchester: 15th -17th June 2022 BOPSS is looking forward to its first face to face meeting in over two years! The team at Manchester have put together a fantastic programme with some excellent speakers for us. Registration and abstract submission are now open. Please note that this is a face to face meeting and there is no option to register virtually. As ever, BOPSS follows and implements the UK Government’s guidance on...

Tomorrow’s consultants today

BOPSS would like to recognise that our trainees have had very little chance to present to a national audience in the last 18 months. In view of this the emphasis of our virtual meeting will be for our trainees to take the podium. The Executive has organised a one hour virtual showcase on 05th November 2021 which is free for attendees. Find out more at